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Installing mongrel on Debian / Ubuntu

While installing mongrel on Debian / Ubuntu, you might encounter the following error:

Building native extensions. This could take a while…
extconf.rb:1:in `require’: no such file to load — mkmf (LoadError) from extconf.rb:1

This can be fixed by getting the ruby1.8-dev package using apt-get [replace ruby1.[x] with the version you are using].

sudo apt-get install ruby1.8-dev

Continue installing mongrel, mongrel_cluster, etc.


April 24, 2007 - Posted by | Programming, Web 2.0


  1. Thanks mate, your blog entry saved me some precious time!!!!

    Comment by Mateusz Szczap | June 7, 2007 | Reply

  2. No problem Mateusz Szczap.

    Comment by Slade | June 8, 2007 | Reply

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